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School of Archaeological and Forensic Sciences

The University of Bradford uniquely integrates Archaeological Sciences, Biological Anthropology and Forensic Sciences and shares an interest in the study of people and their environments in the present and the past.

Our approach is profoundly multidisciplinary, bridging the sciences and the humanities.


Archaeology is a broadly-based discipline that uses material evidence to gain insights into earlier societies. For that, archaeologists need experience in many different fields of study.

At Bradford you will find that archaeology is global in its scope.

It is at the cutting edge of research as frequent press, radio and television reports testify. But, our concern is also about the next generation of archaeologists, which means that we focus on both the practical and intellectual skills needed when you apply for jobs.

Bradford has an excellent employment record especially for students doing the placement year, and we are one of the leading universities for students obtaining employment within six months of graduation. 

Forensic Science

We have been teaching forensic science at Bradford since 1993 – one of the first three universities to offer this subject in the UK.

Our teaching is led by staff who have direct crime scene and court experience.

We have specialised facilities including a Crime Scene Facility, Forensic Examination Laboratories, and a wealth of innovative teaching space.

Take a 360° tour of some of our facilities below, or immerse yourself fully in our Virtual Experience.

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